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Old 08-21-22, 12:17 PM
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Redshift bars.

Swapped out my stock bars for these. Big improvement for my arthritis.


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Looked hard at the Redshift bars but they weren't in stock when I was ready to purchase so I went with the Surly Truck Stop Bar. Not as much flare as the Redshift but the wife loved the Surly one so much I got one for my Schwinn Circuit build and very happy with it.

I can't tell from your pic, did you get the Cruise control widener for the tops? I'm thinking of adding the Redshift wideners on top when I re wrap the bars eventually.
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Originally Posted by Helderberg View Post
Swapped out my stock bars for these. Big improvement for my arthritis.
Why/how?

I ask, as my wife has arthritis and I have similar (Kitchen Sink) Redshift bars sitting unopened in their packaging, wondering what to do with them....
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Originally Posted by Rotten View Post
Looked hard at the Redshift bars but they weren't in stock when I was ready to purchase so I went with the Surly Truck Stop Bar. Not as much flare as the Redshift but the wife loved the Surly one so much I got one for my Schwinn Circuit build and very happy with it.

I can't tell from your pic, did you get the Cruise control widener for the tops? I'm thinking of adding the Redshift wideners on top when I re wrap the bars eventually.
I did not get the cruise control tops. I have a thick wrap on the bar and at this time it is very comfortable.
This is the label that came with the bar. It is about 1.25 inch wider than my stock bar.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
Why/how?

I ask, as my wife has arthritis and I have similar (Kitchen Sink) Redshift bars sitting unopened in their packaging, wondering what to do with them....
All I can tell you is these have helped me. I have arthritis in my shoulders, elbows, and wrists so I need to set up the bar in a manner that is not at all normal. I would say you might be able to have her hold the bar while sitting on the bike to see if it would be an improvement. I also have a riser stem on the bike so I have done more than just the bar but your wife's needs are probably different than mine. I can get you more photos if you want just let me know.
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Thanks. I had one of those adjustable Ritchie stems on there, and she finally figured out she is more comfortable with a boring 6 degree rise 100 mm stem. We kind of go through circles of frustration, and I buy stuff like this with the hope it will help. So just hearing that someone found this helpful is really ... helpful.
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Originally Posted by Rotten View Post
Looked hard at the Redshift bars but they weren't in stock when I was ready to purchase so I went with the Surly Truck Stop Bar. Not as much flare as the Redshift but the wife loved the Surly one so much I got one for my Schwinn Circuit build and very happy with it.

I can't tell from your pic, did you get the Cruise control widener for the tops? I'm thinking of adding the Redshift wideners on top when I re wrap the bars eventually.
I also went with the Surly Trucker bar, as it mimicked the flare of my OEM Salsa bars.
I'm using the Redshift Shockstop stem, and needed a little more rise, the Burly bar did the trick.
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I also went with the Surly Trucker bar, as it mimicked the flare of my OEM Salsa bars.
I'm using the Redshift Shockstop stem, and needed a little more rise, the Burly bar did the trick.
Using a Redshift stem with my Surly bars also. Widest tire I can fit on my Circuit is 28mm so the Redshift stem is a big help on rough sealcoat.
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